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California Project LEAN

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California Project LEAN (Leaders Encouraging Activity and Nutrition) is a program of the Public Health Institute. It works to advance nutrition and physical activity policy in schools and communities to prevent obesity and associated chronic diseases. Efforts center on youth and parent empowerment approaches, policy and environmental change strategies, and community-based solutions that improve nutrition and physical activity environments primarily in low-resource, high-need communities.

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Completed Projects

Advancing and Supporting School Wellness

California Project LEAN is providing leadership and training to a Fresno school district's school wellness council to develop and implement goals that support student health and academic success.

Advancing School Wellness

In partnership with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, California Project LEAN will work with Kerman school district stakeholders to support their Wellness goals.

South Kern County School District Health Promotion

California Project LEAN will promote health in school environments by building the capacity of school administrators and parents in South Kern County school districts to improve school meals and beverages.

Advancing District School Wellness Policy Efforts

California Project LEAN will work with Community Partners and Thriving Schools Partnership Grantees to advance district school wellness policy efforts by providing two trainings and on-going technical assistance by two trainers for English and Spanish facilitation.

Local School Wellness Policy Implementation and Action Planning Training

California Project LEAN will develop and facilitate a Local School Wellness Policy Implementation and Action Planning 3-hour training for California Center for Public Health Advocacy and partners utilizing its Policy in Action toolkit.

Advancing School Wellness through Policy

This project will build upon California Project LEAN’s experience and expertise in nutrition and physical activity policies and environmental change practices in the school and community environments.

Kern County School Wellness Training

California Project LEAN will be offering training, technical assistance, and expert consultation in both Spanish and English on policy and environmental change strategies and school-based solutions that will improve opportunities for healthful eating and physical activity.

Momentum Continues to Advance School Wellness

California Project LEAN will strengthen school wellness policies related to meals, beverages, and physical activity by providing technical assistance to parents and school districts in Kern County.

Lawndale Elementary School District Wellness Training

California Project LEAN will work with Community Partners and Thriving Schools Partnership Grantees to advance district school wellness policy efforts with the Lawndale Elementary School District Wellness Council.

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